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September 30, 2004
  Talking to Rick MercerPDF files may take a moment to load

Canada's favorite shit disturber Rick Mercer was recently in town to receive the Bob Edwards Award at the 30th annual Bob Edwards Luncheon and fundraiser for ATP, this just three days after being presented the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. Even after being the recipient of two awards in less than 72 hours Mercer stays humble and doesn't let the recognition get to his head.

September 30, 2004
  Frat frolics 'round the rockPDF files may take a moment to load

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, also known as the FIJI, has been doing a "Race around the Rock" for the last 14 years. The purpose is to raise money for deserving and well-known charities, such as the Children's Wish Foundation, and the Women's Emergency Shelter.

"We race around the rock for 24 hours on a scooter or a skateboard and pretty much anything on wheels we can get our hands on," said FIJI Philanthropy Chair Chris Schlee.

September 30, 2004
  Physics are phun: Football fysicistPDF files may take a moment to load

Physics is useful for more than just boring people to death.

This is the message espoused by Dr. Timothy Gay, a professor from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Gay has been touring around schools in the United States giving lectures on the physics of football in order to inform people and promote his new book, Football Physics.

September 30, 2004
  Disenfranchised: the new Canadian hockey fandomPDF files may take a moment to load

Calgary finds itself at the very epicenter of the most dismayed hockey fan base perhaps in all of Canada. On the proverbial heels of our team's playoff rally, the fervor in Calgary over hockey runs deep. 17th Ave., known for its top-end restaurants, fashion boutiques and peaceful ambience became an icon: "The Red Mile." The energy on the Red Mile was infectious. With this as our framework, our mentality and perception of the lockout must be furthered examined.

September 30, 2004
  The Reason give a reason to rockPDF files may take a moment to load

For the kids learning the opening notes of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" on guitars, using gum to tack AC/DC posters above their beds, and dreaming of rock stardom, The Reason's Cam Bordignon has some words of inspiration.

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September 30, 2004
  Where quality is job number 9,657PDF files may take a moment to load

Class sizes, course content, adequate resources and support, level of teaching, and class locations are all issues that help to judge the quality of education.

The quality of education on campus has become a central issue at the University of Calgary. With tuition talks between the Students' Union and the U of C's administration just around the corner, the issue of quality of education on campus has become a hot topic.

September 30, 2004
  Still racistPDF files may take a moment to load

It was with much fanfare that newscasters around the world heralded the flight of two African American youth this weekend. Jimmy Haywood became the youngest pilot to make an international flight at 11 years old, while Kenny Roy was the youngest black pilot to fly solo at 14.

The pair's weekend trip took them out of Southern California, a hotbed for racial strife in the past, to Vancouver's rich cultural melting pot but not out of well-entrenched racial attitudes.

September 30, 2004
  Movie Review: Sky Captain a blast from the pastPDF files may take a moment to load

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow has used the most modern of technology to create a futuristic past from past visions of the future. Certainly not the most straightforward of descriptions, owing mostly to the English language's insufficient number of verb tenses, but it's clearly what director/writer/computer animator Kerry Conran was aiming for.

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September 30, 2004
  Movie Review: More than love for WimbledonPDF files may take a moment to load

From the producers of Bridget Jones' Diary, Love Actually, Johnny English and Shaun of the Dead, comes the new romantic comedy Wimbledon. So it's not surprising the movie comes off like Bridget Jones on espn.

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September 30, 2004
  Of the Fields, Lately could use a trimPDF files may take a moment to load

Ever felt your emotions spiraling out of control-laughing one minute, but crying the next? Of the Fields, Lately, this season's first offering by Theatre Calgary takes its audience on such a journey of incongruity, jumping from scenes of intense drama to inane humor within a blink of an eye. Written by one of Canada's premier dramatists, David French, this sobering account about how death touches one Newfoundland family brings out the worst in its characters and the best of its actors.

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